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September 18th, 2013

Red Foxes top Georgetown on the road, 43-23

Marist senior quarterback Chuckie Looney tied a program record with four touchdown passes in the contest as the Red Foxes took care of Georgetown, 43-23.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Six different Marist football players scored touchdowns as the Red Foxes won at Georgetown, 43-23, in a non-league game Saturday night. It was Marist’s first road victory over a Patriot League school in program history.

Senior quarterback Chuckie Looney tied a program record with four touchdown passes. Looney was 17-for-27 for 275 yards passing, and rushed for 42 yards and a touchdown. Junior running back Emmanuel Onakoya ran for 105 yards on 12 carries and a touchdown. Senior wide receiver Armani Martin had 114 receiving yards on six receptions.

The Red Foxes rolled up 505 yards of total offense, with 275 through the air and 230 on the ground. They had zero turnovers, and Looney was not sacked. Marist held a 33:22-26:38 edge in time of possession, scored touchdowns on all four trips inside the Red Zone, and went 8-for-14 on third-down conversions.

Senior free safety Nick Kaszei led the defensive effort with 13 tackles, 10 of which were solo, to go along with a forced fumble. Junior safety Connor Mathias had eight tackles, a sack, a forced fumble and two pass break-ups. Senior cornerback Jack Marston finished with eight tackles, an interception and a pass break-up. Senior defensive end Terrence Fede had two sacks, a pass break-up and five tackles. In all, Marist registered seven sacks, three turnovers and nine pass break-ups.

Marston’s interception came on the first play from scrimmage, and gave Marist the ball at its own 43. The Red Foxes scored eight plays later on a six-yard touchdown pass from Looney to Martin. Senior Jesse Signa added a 43-yard field goal to give Marist a 9-0 lead with 7:04 left in the first quarter.

With 1:19 left in the second quarter, a 44-yard field goal by Georgetown kicker Matt MacZura tied the score at nine apiece. But the Red Foxes took a 16-9 lead going into halftime utilizing a six-play, 79-yard drive which culminated in Looney diving over the right pylon for a six-yard rushing touchdown with five seconds left in the half.

Looney’s rushing touchdown started a run of 28 unanswered Marist points over 10:56 of game time. Marist closed out the scoring with a 26-yard touchdown pass from Looney to senior wide receiver Bartley Leneghan.

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